Guidance Counselor

Job | Posted a year ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university.
  • Requirements as set by the State of New Hampshire Certification Authorities and Board of School Committee regulations.
  • State of NH Teacher Certification in School Counselor (0040) or other approved certification status may be considered.
Specific Core Function:  

To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible members of society.  The counselor will adhere to the professional standards and code of ethics set forth by the American Association for Counseling and Development and the American School Counselors Association.

 Responsibilities of the Position:  
  • To help plan and develop the guidance program and the curriculum in relation to the needs of students.
  • Register new students; orient them to school procedures and to available opportunities for learning.
  • Assist students in course and subject selections and oversee the maintenance of student records as well as protect their confidentiality.
  • Assist students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of standardized test scores, observation, interviews, and other pertinent data, and work with the students in evolving education and occupation plans in terms of such evaluations.
  • Strive to discover and develop special abilities of students and help prevent student drop-out.
  • Work to resolve students’ educational handicaps.
  • Remain readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
  • To work with teachers and other staff members to familiarize them with the general range of services offered by the department, and to improve the educational prospects of individual students being counseled.
  • Confer with parents and teachers when necessary.
  • Work with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, health, and emotional adjustment.
  • Take an active role in interpreting the school’s objectives to students, parents, and the community at large.
  • To consult with administrative and teaching staff in the area of guidance by sharing data which have implications for policy making regarding the structure and process of schooling; participation in the in-service training programs, assisting teachers to secure materials and develop procedures for a variety of classroom group guidance experiences.
Specified Length/Hours of Position:  This is an affiliated (MEA) position under the Teacher Association negotiated contract, following the school calendar with additional workshop days.

Contract Year:       181 days
Effective Date:       August 30, 2019
Application Procedure:  The Manchester School District uses the Applicant Tracking on-line application process. Please visit our website at; under Quick Links select Employment Opportunities.Upload resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 3 signed letters of reference written within 12 months of application. 

Posted By

Manchester School District - SAU 37 New Hampshire

286 Commercial St. , Manchester, NH 03101

At the following locations


2519 Elm Street , Manchester, NH 03104

Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $16,146

% ELL Students

State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.35

% IEP Students

State Average: 16%



State Average: 104